Year 5

Work Week

This year for ‘Work Week’ we went on a visit to the City Centre Building in Bank. We learnt about how the City of London has changed over time, and about how architecture has changed as technology has become more advanced. We then had an opportunity to design and build our own ‘Pop ups’ as …

Computing

We have been learning about coding this term. We used Lego and iPads in order to write our own code and make our Lego creations come to life. We learnt about how to use algorithms and how to debug when we made mistakes.

Diwali Assembly

This Wednesday, Year 5 conducted an assembly all about Diwali. We explained why Diwali was important for Hindus all around the world and how they celebrated. We also retold the story of Rama and Sita and her rescue from the evil demon Ravana using freeze frames, music and dance. It was great fun and we learnt a lot …

Maths

In maths we have been learning about place value and reading numbers up to ten million. We used place value grids and counters to help us support each other in our learning.  

School Council Elections

This week the children voted for their school council representatives. All the children who wanted to put themselves forwards had to speak in front of the class and explain why they were a good candidate. This tied to our P.S.H.E theme for the week- democracy, where the children learnt about what democracy is and how it …

English Hook

In Year 5 we are learning about poetry, specifically ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. As part of our hook we created our own poems by finding and cutting out powerful words from magazines before putting  them together.

Happy Puzzle workshop

What a way to start the Year! Year 5 worked with the Happy Puzzle company to see if we could solve the challenges in the ‘Coding Box’. We had to use a range of mathematical strategies in order to be successful, from solving algebraic equations to finding patterns in Emojis. We had great fun.